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More cops sent to secure threatened Boracay tribe

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Security measures at the Ati community on Boracay Island in Aklan have been increased due to continued threats against tribe members, according to the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PH still ‘safe and fun destination’ for tourists despite Yolanda crisis – DOT

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Boracay Island. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The Philippines remains a “safe and fun destination for all tourists” despite the devastation caused by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) in some parts of the country, according to the Department of Tourism.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Murder case OK’d vs hotel guard in slay of Ati leader

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The Aklan provincial prosecutors’ office has found sufficient basis to file in court a murder charge against a hotel security guard for the killing of the spokesperson of the Ati tribe on Boracay Island.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aklan court bars permanent structures on Ati land

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TOURISTS enjoy the white sand beach of Boracay INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An Aklan court has barred the construction of permanent structures in the Ati community on Boracay Island.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Board warns of more Boracay violence

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ATI TRIBE members in Boracay and their supporters demand justice for murdered spokeperson Dexter Condez during his burial. NESTOR P. BURGOS JR./INQUIRER VISAYAS

The Aklan provincial board has warned that the killing of the spokesperson of the Ati tribe on Boracay Island could spur more violence on the popular island-resort if the crime is not solved quickly.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Shooting erupts in Boracay over land row

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Boracay. FILE PHOTO

Violence has erupted anew on Boracay Island over a property dispute between two private owners in the world-famous destination.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Dexter Condez: A voice of courage for Ati folk

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ATI TRIBE spokesperson Dexter Condez is photographed working at the land in Barangay Manoc-Manoc on Boracay Island, days after the Ati occupied the property in April 2012. Less than a year later, Condez was gunned down. SONNY ESTOLLOSO/CONTRIBUTOR

Dexter Condez had learned to fight for his rights at a young age. When he was in Grade 4, he stopped going to school because he was teased and bullied by his classmates for being an Ati. Articulate and passionate, he believed that a person’s worth is not measured by the color of the skin.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ati leader in Boracay gunned down

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SLAIN Ati leader Dexter Condez

The three Ati tribal leaders of Boracay Island just came from a meeting with nuns about 9 p.m. on Friday to prepare for Mass on Sunday and discuss the beautification of their community.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Filipinos grab honors in world windsurf tilt

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FILIPINO windsurfer Geylord Coveta wins first place in the men’s class of the prestigious 2012 RS:One World Championships held recently in Boracay. Nenette Aguirre-Graf / CONTRIBUTOR

Filipinos grabbed top honors in a world windsurfing competition held last week on Boracay Island, the country’s premier tourist attraction.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ati folk decry clash with firm’s guards

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ATI TRIBE members in Boracay in April erect a fence around a parcel of land that was titled to them. NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

ILOILO CITY – Armed security guards of a hotel chain operator destroyed parts of a perimeter fence of the Ati community on Boracay Island on Sunday over property boundary disputes, police said. Armed with shotguns and hand guns, at least 20 security guards of the Cebu-based J. King and Sons Co. Inc. went to the [...]

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard wants review of Boracay safety measures

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TOURISTS enjoy water sports such as helmet diving or reef walking in Boracay, but authorities are pushing for more safety measures to prevent accidents. Contributed Photo

The Coast Guard has recommended a review of safety measures in water activities on Boracay Island after five tourists died in two separate accidents on Wednesday.

Posted: October 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t work crews demolish illegal structures in Boracay resort

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Boracay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In what many believed was impossible on Boracay, government work crews on Thursday demolished structures at a posh resort that officials said were illegally constructed in violation of laws protecting the environment.

Posted: July 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Boracay tourist arrivals rise despite cancelled China tours

Iloilo City—Cancellations of tourist bookings from China have failed to make a dent on tourist arrivals on Boracay Island for the first half of the year, data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed.

Posted: June 12th, 2012 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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